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    February 3, 2013
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for the 30th of january and at this meeting, there will be a demonstration of the features of the public portal. and also there will be a discussion on future of the advisory group. >> i might suggest that we invite someone from the grand jury who is really focused a lot of reports on our lack of technology to sit in on the group. >> it might be worth while to let them know. >> good. >> okay. >> actually, additional state quarter meetings are going to be held subsequently and they will be involved in the testing and review and feedback of the citizen portal so that is going to occur. do you have any questions on this subject? >> good job. >> okay. >> keep it moving. >> yeah. this is going to go ahead and talk about the technology project. >> yeah. >> so the several of them that are critical but the most
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critical one is the infrastructure refresh which is the improvement. the proposal was submitted two years ago to the college, which of the committee and information technology to revamp our service this is about 7 years old. and we started this process two years ago, the city export and the city on committee of technology over sees the technology projects in the city and they do and were pushing for consolidation, as a result of that, actually, we were approved to go ahead and do the refresh of the infrastructure in conjunction with the planning department as well as the human services agency. which is geographically all at the 1616 mission, so we called this a mission corridor project. so the funding has been approved, and we have funding for the refresh of the technology. the project construction work has started. this kick off occurred in august. and the construction is in
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progress, and mechanical work and the electrical work actually are happening right now. the plan for the next few months is after the construction work is complete, we are going to have the equipment installed starting march. this is a multi phase and the first is where the dbi will have the data migrated which is going to be complete by the end of may and that is the goal and this space is going to be available at our 1616 location for the human service and planning to move in. so that is the critical project. which is infrastructure and that is going to help the two departments at one time. >> okay. that will work. >> yes. >> it has been two years. so at this time and we will prepare and again, it is the city wide consolidation that was searching for this. >> okay. >> so the next, technology improvement is the cashiering.
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the primary department that is working on the implementation for the department and we have been working with them alongside starting before this development and contract. we have actually right now, the interface and as soon as the testing is complete. it has been set up for training on the cashiers as soon as it is complete we will do the training and improve the position. for now, the tentative days is the middle of february for the tax collect and her we are planing to go right after within a couple of weeks after the tax collecters. the next project was the refresh fof the computers for the staff. swre been having a three year
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replacement cycle, where we have deployed computers, every year, we have got about 50 to 100 computers that we deploy. so it is the oldest computer that will would be like four years at the most. so to have been up to date we have purchased the latest of 50 commuters over the counter staff on the fifth floor and they will be getting the new pcs this month and we have plans ongoing every year. we have about 100 in the budget to plan. >> commissioner walker? >> are we testing hand held devices at this point? >> that is the next... >> we did... we started this a year ago and we did purchase a few hand held devices upon the recommendations from our ininstruction staff as well as our emergency management staff. we do want to use those for the ininstruction as well as in an emergency if we need to.
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we purchased a few and deployed them and we got the feedback. and they were motion sealed. >> and they were model devices that were used including the field inspections resulting. and the feedback that we got was the device itself was not favored because of its weight and it was not easier friendly in terms of hand held purpose and so when we talked to the inspection staff their recommendation was to provide a smart phone that can do some of the inspections resulting and the technology on the software side has improved quite a bit in the last few years and so pretty much any software is combatable. and so we have been checking the new tracting system that it is it is compatible.
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that the majority of devices, that we have proposed that we would recommend and go and purchase the hand held smart phones and actually the in-house has also developed an inspection resulting enter face and some of the inspectors are actually doing that today and using their devices. >> so, with the new permit tracking system, are we looking at a mobile application that may just be simplify the process rather than having to go to www? >> as part of the product we have purchased the software for the device and just go on-line and have to log in with the user name and password with a result or create new inspections. >> okay. >> great. >> i remember when they were up here they were going through the same kind of growing pains and a bigger territory to cover.
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but the feedback that will allow the inspectors and they are not necessarily people who have been around computers all of their life and they got a few, and they had brought up the iphone and that was kind of work itself and going through the same thing that we were going through and okay. i wanted to point out one of the issues that we are running into is not just what mobile device would work, it is also what kind of service we can get. and what kind of deal that we can get in terms of the large number of people that would be on the service. so we are doing some exploration about the various providers, sprint, verizon we wanted to get it because we are happy about their coverage. but the city only gets deals in certain times of mobiles. so, we want to make sure that we are not because we are going to be having an ongoing and it will have to be the operating budget who pays for the ongoing
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service and we want to make sure that we are not you know, doubling up to something because we can't get the deals. >> we are wondering what kind of support we get from the over all it and structure. it seems like all of this stuff is research, and it is procurement and it is doing all of the stuff that pretty much, i mean, our needs are unique but a lot of other departments are also dealing with issues of you know, stuff out in the field and being able to interface with the fields and so that the folks do not hack with this. >> and we will both answer this question. the procurement information and that sort of thing, like
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getting service or service or procuring phones that is the department's responsibility. however, service, in terms of if we have a problem with our phones, land lines, we go through dt because they are the ones that help us and they help us get the actual vendor. so they give us kind of instructions and they give us kind of a framework. but all of the, most of the work is done in terms of procurement by departments. right. >> so unless that has always been the problem. >> i guess that my question is, i realize whose responsibility is what. but the idea of having a centralized place with the it is that there was going to be more than just an outline that there was going to be actual help. given to the department and i am wondering if that is happening. and i am wondering if we are
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getting sort of assistance of the infrastructure. and more than just telling you what your responsibility is. >> the majorities for the department because it is relatively compared to other departments in the city. >> we manage most of the it functions within the department, but as far as the network is concerned, outside of our department, that is managed by dt and they have helped us in those and have helped us in securing the textbook security. >> on the infrastructure side, we are self-contained, as we speak today. but if in need in the future if we have issues they have been helping us out. but any technology that we have implemented infrastructure wise has to be compatible with the city standards, we do get approvals there, we have to get
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the approval to know that it is compatible and they can support us. >> okay. is there further comment? >> i see none. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on item 8 athrough d of the director's report? >> seeing none, item number 9, commissioner's questions and matters, 9 a inquiries to staff. at this time the commissioners may make the inquiries to staff, regarding documents, policies practice and procedures which are of interest to the commission. >> commissioner walker? >> i would love to i know that this kind of verges on an agenda and a future agenda items if we could get an update on our outstanding nobs. and also, have regular
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presentations from our collaboratives on the priorities for out reach. >> including the issues of seniors and the new district that were being included. >> is there anything further? >> item 9 b, future agendas. at this time we may take the date of a special meeting and determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting. and the next regularly schedule meeting is february 20th. and as we mentioned earlier a special meeting for the budget schedule of february 7th. >> and february 7th. >> and the second of february was second. >> as of the regular meeting is february 20th. the special meeting is february 7th and i believe that time is at 9:00 also. >> in this room? >> yes, in this room. >> is everybody in that
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february 7th n >> i will be here. >> because we need five commissioners. >> yes. >> perfect. >> okay. so, let's go. >> okay. >> commissioner, lee. >> and commissioner, a suggestion for a future agenda item. >> i am encouraged about the ada out reach, that we heard today and i would like to see it a follow up on that in about three to six months at the results of surveying what the percent was nit could be a joint commission with the chair's call. >> the meeting was put together very quickly she was telling me that bring us up to date. and the commission and a lot of good stuff there. so two months, will revisit us and then we can talk if you want to rejoin or if you want to just do another update presentation.
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>> excuse me. >> okay. >> is there if there is any further commissioner comments, is there any public comment on item 9 a, or b? >> item ten, review and approval of the minutes of the regular meeting october 24, 2012. >> move to approve. >> second? >> second. >> okay. >> any public comment? >> seeing none, are all in favor of approving the minutes of october 24th. >> aye. >> any opposed? >> none, then the motion carries. >> item number 1 1, review and approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of november 21st, 2012. approve? >> second. >> is there any public comment on item number 1 1? >> okay. seeing none, all commissioners
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in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? >> the motion carries. >> and item number 12, adjournment. is there a motion to adjourn? >> i so move. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> adjournment opposed? we are now adjourned, it is 11:26 a.m.. >> thank you.
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>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines
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and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run
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into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great
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lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and
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the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished.
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there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for
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a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the
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history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones.
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in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90
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buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the
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water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association.
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here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking
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worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is
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yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the